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You haven’t had asparagus until you’ve had Zuckerman’s

“Doing cartwheels of joy!” — The Produce Hunter The California Sacramento River Delta boasts exceptionally rich peat soil. This magnificent soil and the area’s climate combine to grow what many people consider the world’s best asparagus. In 2004, Russ Parsons’ prescient article about the state of California’s asparagus crop, Delicate Harvest in Crisis, ran in...

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Give Peas a Chance

Give peas a chance, but if you include them in guacamole, people have opinions about that. Spring has sprung and that means it’s time for English (or garden) peas to grace your menus. You can serve them raw, but they also cook perfectly in just a couple of minutes. Take advantage of the herbaceous and...

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How to get the most bang for your buck with herbs

Question: Herbs are perishable, how can I get the most bang for my buck with my herbs? Let’s talk about the magic of your freezer Your springtime bounty can be kept for weeks or months just with the magic of olive oil and your freezer. Blend up extra herbs and freeze them in ice cube...

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Think Color and Variety for American Heart Month

It’s American Heart Month. Heart disease is the leading cause of death in America. How do fruits and veggies play a role with heart disease? The American Heart Association encourages you to be Healthy For Good™ with their few simple steps: Eat Smart: Make healthy, delicious choices wherever and whenever you eat. Add Color: Make...

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Microgreens are the perfect garnish for your Valentine's menu.

Focus on Colorful Garnishes this Valentine’s Day

What edible flowers lack in flavor, they make up for it with vibrant, happy color. Edible flowers are a beautiful way to add a pop of color. Use them whole as colorful garnishes, add a few to a glass of champagne or a cocktail, or break apart the flowers into an edible confetti and sprinkle...

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A Food Waste Trend we Hope Becomes More than a Trend

Food waste is on everyone’s radar. You may ask yourself a few questions like, “how can I help the environment and help feed the hungry?” In the United States, food waste is estimated at between 30- 40% of the food supply. We hope this “food trend” becomes more than a trend, but a way of...

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From Food Waste to Candy

It’s citrus season, and blood oranges, Meyer’s lemons, tangerines, mandarins, and Cara Cara navels are all abound—they are gorgeous and fragrant—with their citrus scent filling the room as you start peeling. Their rind, their gorgeous, fragrant rind, what do you do with them?

Food waste is on everyone’s radar and we want to use them.

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FreshPoint Atlanta's new facility

The Best Dressed Produce Facility in Atlanta

FreshPoint Atlanta’s 2017 is off to a great start as they move into their long-awaited brand new facility Saturday, January 21, 2017.

Moving into a building of this size is a carefully orchestrated event to say the least. Over a year of planning has gone into place and it will all pay off this week as they settle into their new digs and hit the ground running.

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Red cabbage is naturally high in Vitamin C

A Delicious Way to get More Vitamin C

When you think of Vitamin C, usually oranges come to mind. But actually, red cabbage is naturally rich in Vitamin C—and just one cup of shredded red cabbage contains 50% of your RDA! It is also packed with 30% of your RDA of Vitamin K, protein, fiber, and not to mention countless phytochemicals, antioxidants, and...

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FreshPoint's FreshPress Market Alert

Alert — Keep your Eyes on Lemons and Oranges

Lemons and oranges are on an alert. The weather outlook is forecasting widespread wet weather for most of next week. This rain event will cause interruptions in harvesting and in packing on all varieties in the Central Valley of California, affecting oranges and Mandarins more so than lemons—most lemons are still coming from the desert....

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Butternut Squash, the Autumnal Menu Accessory

It’s our favorite time of the year—ok, we feel like we say this a lot about whatever season we happen to be in, but seasonal produce is what makes us happy, and autumn brings with it an amazing assortment of cozy favorites as the weather starts to turn. Turning to our dear orange friend, the...

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David Normoyle - Martha Gonzalez with Eat The Rainbow Display—FreshPoint Central California

The Farm-to-Fork Capital of the World

The morning started pretty early for the FreshPoint Central California and Sysco Sacramento team who partnered together to bring various educational activities for the whole family at this year’s Farm-to-Fork festival in Sacramento, California. As tables and displays were setup, the space came together with a demonstration stage where local high school students from the...

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September is National Food Safety Month

You see the phrase “food safety” everywhere, but food safety really starts with you! Primarily, hand washing is one of the easiest and most effective food safety measures. However, a couple of seconds under the tap just isn’t going to cut it. Here’s how to properly wash your hands according to the CDC, and the...

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UBU Goes to Washington!

HOUSTON, June 8, 2016 — At a recent House Agriculture Committee hearing on food waste, John Oxford, president and CEO, L&M Companies and chairman-elect of the Produce Marketing Association, spotlighted FreshPoint’s successful “Unusual But Usable” (UBU) Fruits & Veggies Program, aimed at reducing food waste percentages in the U.S. Click here to see the U.S....

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Freshpoint Sales reps washing berries from left to right – Daeghan Hawke, Jessi Daschner, Antonina Castagnola

Strawberries and Champagne are encouraged at school…

Strawberries and Champagne is one of Vanderbilt University’s longest traditions for their graduating class’s Commencement Week celebration. This year they purchased 670 flats of Driscoll’s strawberries totaling nearly 5,400 pounds! Arriving at the university at 5 a.m., we washed each flat of berries and loaded them on plates for transferring to each celebration location. There...

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Do you “Eat the Rainbow?”

FreshPoint has come together to create a spin on traditional salad bars. Our concept of “Eat the Rainbow” offers schools an educational and interactive way for students to sample new fruits and veggies while expanding their knowledge on how each color group benefits their bodies nutritionally. FreshPoint Central California provides their schools all the marketing material, coloring books, brochures, and offers assistance for each hosted “Eat the Rainbow” salad bar.

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